Ensuring Course Quality

Prior to the advent of online learning, course quality in higher education was measured through the course evaluation process and in rare cases through classroom observations. Opponents of online education demanded proof that online courses were as good as face-to-face courses and this lead to programs such as Quality Matters (https://www.qualitymatters.org/higher-education-program). Now that online learning has mostly become accepted, how does the “quality question” affect other teaching modalities such as blended, flipped, and face-to-face?


Steven R. Crawford, Ed.D.
Associate Director
Academic Innovation
Arizona State University
College of Nursing & Health Innovation